I grew up with Saturday’s Warrior. I had the old VHS copy of the 1989 film and watched it in my basement room night after night. As a small ten-year-old with a twin who loved to dance and who was trying to figure out her self-worth, the film had a strange sort of resonance. Even all these years later, I think fondly of dancing in the dark for hours on end to the film’s iconic music. When I heard they were updating the film, I was thrilled. However, the filmmakers have hit a snag.
With only two days left in their official Kickstarter campaign, the filmmakers behind the new Saturday’s Warrior film still needs approximately $40,000 to hit their goal of $100,000. At the time of this article, they have currently raised $60,131, no small feat. Yet, as per Kickstarter’s guidelines, they’ll lose it all if they don’t reach their goal.
For those who haven’t been introduced to the cult classic that is Saturday’s Warrior, the project began as a musical in the 1970s and was made into a film in 1989. Now, the original team of creators are back to bring the powerful theme of “there’s more to life than just this life” to a whole new generation. Saturday’s Warrior follows a family from the pre-earth life to their struggles on earth, where they face trials in keeping their promises to each other.
Filming has already started and the filmmakers have offered up multiple sneak peeks on their official YouTube channel. Included are snippets from the star-studded cast and crew, which includes Alex Boye as the heavenly guide and the Piano Guys on a new hit track.
Watch the video above to hear the plea from executive producers Emilie and Rachel de Azevedo, the daughters of Lex de Azevedo who created Saturday’s Warrior and decide today to support great LDS films with great messages. And don’t forget to share this on social media.
P.S. If the average number of LDS Daily readers per article were to back the film by the lowest amount ($10), we’d have their goal met by the end of the day. What do you think? Can we get this done for them?
Aleah is a graduate of Southern Virginia University, where she studied English, Creative Writing, and Dance. She now works full time as a marketing and product manager, writer, and editor. Aleah served a mission in California and loves baking, Lang Leav poetry, Gaynor Minden pointe shoes, and Bollywood movies.